Menu Plan Monday – April 8, 2013
My menu plan is now sponsored by the great people over at Better Batter Flour. The menus will also be published at Start Gluten Free, an online resource made to welcome people into the gluten free living community and help them not feel overwhelmed by new dietary restrictions. I am thrilled to be a small part of this vibrant community! Stop by and say “Hi!”
Yesterday my littlest girl turned ten years-old. Yep, my BABY. She is such a sweetie pumpkin. We’ll be doing a party with her friends in a couple of weeks but celebrated with our family yesterday with pizza, spinach salad, strawberries and Hot Chocolate Cupcakes.
Heather of Celiac Family is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week. She picked bacon as the theme. BACON! Oh, Heather, you had me at bacon… Mmmm… Besides the obviously delicious tastiness of bacon straight up with eggs or pancakes (make mine crisp – I don’t like a lot of play in my bacon), I cook up some other recipes using bacon, such as Maple Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies, Chicken Apple Bacon Sliders, Broccoli Salad, Crustless Breakfast Quiche, Deviled Egg Salad, Calico Beans, Updated Warm German Potato Salad, Bacon Spinach Quiche Pie, and Stuffed Pork Roast with Bacon, Caramelized Onion and Spinach. How do you like your bacon?
Freezer cooking plan for the week: Seasoned Green Beans and Banana Pancakes are making their way to my freezer this week. I’ll be freezing half of the pancakes for another week for breakfast. Green beans are really inexpensive in my area right now, so I’ll be making three packages for the freezer. It’s great to get some simple sides frozen to round out your main meals when you get a chance.
For the freezer: Make 4 batches of Seasoned Green Beans. Serve one at dinner and package the rest in three freezer bags, removing as much air as possible, label and freeze. Beans are on big time sale in my area this week!
For the freezer: Make a double batch of Banana Pancakes. Allow the second batch to cool while you eat dinner, then put into a gallon sized freezer bag separated by wax paper. Remove as much air as possible, label and freeze.